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NEW YORK -- In the wake of the Biogenesis scandal that led to 14 suspensions last summer, Major League Baseball and its players union announced Friday they are toughening penalties and increasing the frequency of testing in the most substantial revisions to their drug agreement in eight years. Players suspended during the season for a performance-enhancing drug violation will not be eligible for that years post-season. In addition, discipline will increase from 50 games to 80 for a first testing violation and from 100 games to a season-long 162 for a second. A third violation remains a lifetime ban. While there were two-to-four major league suspensions annually from 2008-11, the number increased to12 in 2012 and 14 players were penalized following last years investigation of the Biogenesis of America anti-aging clinic. Among them were former NL MVP Ryan Braun, who agreed to a 65-game ban, and three-time AL MVP Alex Rodriguez, who is suspended for the entire 2014 season. "Obviously, that showed that there was a need for harsher and stiffer penalties -- and this is a very clear and resounding answer for all of that," Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis said. Detroit shortstop Jhonny Peralta and Texas outfielder Nelson Cruz returned from their 50-game suspensions in time to participate in last falls playoffs. Peralta became a free agent and was given a $53 million, four-year contract by St. Louis during the off-season. "In the past it hasnt been fair that guys, they get popped, they serve their suspension and they come back and play in the playoffs," said Oakland reliever Sean Doolittle, whose team lost to Peralta and the Tigers in the division series. "Then on top of that, guys parlay it into a bigger contract and getting a raise ... it was frustrating, mainly because he did so well against us." Accused of being slow to react to steroids in the 1990s, baseball started testing with penalties in 2004, established a 10-day suspension for an initial testing violation in 2005 and increased discipline to 50 games in 2006. In the last year or two, many players spoke out and said the deterrent wasnt sufficient. "There are 32 states that have the death penalty for murder, and murders happen in those states every single day. Its not going to stop people from committing the crime, even if you have a death penalty," Arizona pitcher Brad Ziegler said. "Youve got to put things in place better to get them caught. Thats the thing. People do it when they think they can get away with it." New union head Tony Clark, a former All-Star himself, said his members wanted to make sure "a player is not coming back and affecting a change in the post-season as a result of the decision that particular player made earlier in the year." "Our hope here is that the adjustments that weve made do inevitably get that number to zero," Clark said. "In the event that that doesnt happen, for whatever reason, well reevaluate and move forward from there. But as I sit here, I am hopeful that players make the right decisions that are best for them, for their careers and for the integrity of the game." Players who serve a PED suspension also will not be eligible for automatic post-season players pool money shares but may be given cash awards at the discretion of their teammates. "There are a lot of guys who havent done it right," San Francisco pitcher Tim Hudson said, "and I think the one thing that puts a bad taste in peoples mouth that are playing are the guys who have messed around with the stuff but then somehow have still benefited contractually and gotten paid more money than they might have done if they had been clean. Those are the things that kind of stick some players." A player serving a season-long suspension will lose all his pay. Under the previous rules, Rodriguez gets 21-183rds of his $25 million salary this year, or $2,868,852. "Although we had the strongest program in professional sports before these changes, I am committed to constantly finding ways to improve the program in order to eradicate performance-enhancing drugs from the game," said baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, who had called a year ago for harsher penalties. An arbitrator would be allowed to reduce a suspension for a first or second testing violation by up to 50 per cent if a player proves by "clear and convincing evidence" that a positive test was not caused by his "significant fault or negligence." However, penalties may not be cut for muscle-building substances such as testosterone, human growth hormone, Boldenone, Nandrolone and Stanozolol. In-season random urine tests will increase from 1,400 to 3,200 overall in addition to the minimum two for each player, and off-season tests will rise from 250 to 350. There will be 400 random blood collections used to detect human growth hormone in addition to the mandatory one for each player during spring training. "We want to have a level playing field," Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez said. Players with PED violations, other than those who penalties are reduced for mitigation, will receive six additional random urine tests and three more blood tests annually for the rest of their careers. Foreign players entering the major leagues and those not subject to the major- or minor-league testing program for at least a year will be required to take urine and blood tests before signing contracts. "There are certain considerations we need to make in an effort to put guys in a position where the guys who are doing it correctly arent being adversely affected any more than necessary," Clark said. AP Baseball Writer Janie McCauley and AP freelance writer Mike Cranston contributed to this report Byron Murphy Youth Jersey . - Aaron Rodgers makes tough throws that can leave fans of the Green Bay Packers speechless. Kurt Warner Jersey .com) - Coming off a pair of tough losses last week, the Syracuse Orange will try to put an end to their first losing skid of the season when they pay a visit to the Maryland Terrapins at the Comcast Center on Monday night in Atlantic Coast Conference action. http://www.thecardinalsshoponline.com/an...-jersey-dk/.com) - The Los Angeles Kings werent playing their best hockey before the league went on break during the Winter Olympics. Hakeem Butler Cardinals Jersey .9 million deal Thursday. 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Zach Allen Jersey .Y. - Sven Andrighetto scored once and set up two more as the Hamilton Bulldogs hung on to defeat the host Adirondack Flames 5-3 on Tuesday in American Hockey League action.LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Although Tanner Pearson claims he never played baseball growing up in Canada, he fooled his fellow Los Angeles Kings with a home run swing on the decisive goal against Carolina.And credit Jonathan Quick with the save in the Kings latest impressive work at home.Pearson ended his 11-game goal drought with the tiebreaking score, and Quick stopped 25 shots in the Kings NHL-best 10th home victory of the season, 3-2 over the Hurricanes on Thursday night.Just 38 seconds after Eric Staal tied it with a power-play goal in the second period, Pearson sneaked in on a scramble in front of Cam Wards net and batted a puck out of midair for his first goal since Oct. 26.Pearsons grouping with Jeff Carter and Tyler Toffoli on That 70s Line was broken up due to coach Darryl Sutters dissatisfaction with the rookies recent play, but Pearson got back on the scoresheet with the same quick stick that scored seven goals in the Kings first eight games.When you get into a drought, and Im not playing my best hockey lately, this game helped out a lot, Pearson said. That kind of stuff comes from working hard, and if you work hard, the bounces are going to start going your way.Jarret Stoll and Trevor Lewis also scored for the defending Stanley Cup champions, who have won three straight. The Kings largely controlled play with 39 shots, and they hung on through a scoreless third period for their sixth win in eight meetings with Carolina.The Kings improved to 10-2-1 at Staples Center, where they have lost in regulation just once since they hung their championship banner on opening night.Weve got to be good at home, Lewis said. Its our building. We cant let other teams come in and push us around in our own building.Quick also won the matchup of Conn Smythe Trophy-winning goalies, capping his 10th victory of the season with a stellar glove save on Elias Lindholms shot from the slot with about 90 seconds to play while the Hurricanes had an extra attacker.ddddddddddddlthough the game finished with 37 scoreless minutes, Carolina repeatedly got close to a tying goal.We hung in there pretty good, Hurricanes defenceman Brett Bellemore said. Obviously, our first period wasnt the best. But at the end, we were throwing everything at them.Jeff Skinner also scored for the Hurricanes, who have lost four of five. Ward made 36 saves, but Carolina failed to build on the momentum of its victory in Dallas on Tuesday to open a five-game road trip.We had a hard time handling their size and strength on the walls, Carolina coach Bill Peters said. They wore us out in the (defensive) zone. They were a big heavy team in the offensive zone, and we spent too much time in there.Stoll opened the scoring with a one-timer from captain Dustin Brown, the latest goal from Los Angeles revitalized power play.The Kings have six man-advantage goals in three games since Sutter began using full forward lines instead of power-play units. Los Angeles power play began the season in a 6-for-54 slump over the first 17 games before Sutter made the switch.Skinner evened it with his fifth goal of the season, beating Quick with a nasty shot on a 2-on-1 break. Lewis then forced the puck past Ward early in the second period.NOTES: Carolina beat the Kings 3-2 at home on Nov. 2. Quick hasnt lost a start in regulation since that defeat, going 5-0-2. ... Carolinas Brad Malone got 17 minutes in penalties for instigating a fight after Brayden McNabb levelled Jay McClement with a legal check in the first period. ... Kings D Slava Voynov missed his 14th straight game under su

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